AG Staff Attorney

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Job location
204 Marsh Ave
Reno, NV 89509
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Nevada Legal Services
Street address: 
701 E Bridger Ave., Ste. 700
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
ZIP: 
89101
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

Consumer Law Project Staff Attorney – Reno

Nevada Legal Services (NLS) strengthens communities across Nevada by ensuring fairness and providing equal access to justice. We are a non-profit legal aid organization providing free legal services to low income people in every county in Nevada and have a staff attorney opening in our Rural Consumer Law Project. The position is located in our Reno office. Our Rural Consumer Law Project is funded through the Nevada Attorney General’s Office to assist seniors, veterans and Nevadans in our rural populations across northern Nevada with housing and consumer matters including representing tenants in eviction cases, assistance with debt collection, bankruptcy and foreclosure, as well as counseling veterans and seniors on issues of elder abuse, housing and consumer matters. This position will require frequent travel to outlying counties to meet with clients, conduct outreach and education and appear in courts across the state. Overnight stays may be required.

We provide paid sick and vacation time, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Full-time (34 hours per week) Salary depends on experience.

Visit our website at www.nlslaw.net and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Requirements: 

Requirements:

• Applicants should be licensed to practice in Nevada or in another state and eligible for admission pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 49.1. Recent graduates will be considered but continued employment will be contingent on passing the bar examination.
• J.D. from ABA accredited law school.
• Applicants must have an interest and passion for helping low-income Nevadans, seniors and veterans.
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
• Excellent communication skills and experience addressing a variety of audiences.
• Ability to work independently, handle changes or unexpected events, and establish cordial working relationships with court and administrative personnel, coworkers, service providers, and clients.
• Excellent oral and written advocacy, analytical and organizational skills.
• Capability to work with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities and clients with limited English proficiency.
• Follow all requirements of the personnel and case management manuals regarding timely completion of timesheets, mileage reimbursements, and other administratively required documents as well as maintaining cases in accordance with our case handling standards.
• Travel across northern Nevada to appear in court, meet with clients or conduct community outreach and education.

To apply: 

Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Provide cover letter explaining interest, resume, references, and writing sample to [email protected], and reference “RCLP Attorney” in the subject line.

Notes: 
Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and fosters an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. NLS actively promotes mutual respect, acceptance, teamwork and productivity. NLS is committed to maintaining an organization whose staff, Board and clients are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender, age, religious reference, marital status, sexual orientation, sensory, mental or physical abilities, veteran status, and other qualities that strengthen the program while reinforcing its commitment to basic fairness. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application, interview process or for more information about the program may send a request to the email address provided.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 20, 2021